Senior Lecturer in Optometry

Portsmouth, Hampshire
£39,609 - £48,677 per annum
26 Nov 2018
27 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science School of Health Sciences & Social Work

Senior Lecturer in Optometry


Employment type:  Permanent

Employment basis:  Full time

Salary£39,609 - £48,677 per annum

Position number: ZZ004698

Date published: 22 November 2019

Closing date:  27 January 2019

Interview date:  12 February 2019

The University of Portsmouth has a history of teaching in clinical subjects and is expanding academic development in new and emerging health fields. The School of Health Sciences and Social Work has an established profile in the sector, which is now growing with the addition of a number of exciting, new subject areas. Vision sciences plays an integral part of this growth in our academic profile and is supported by a team of dedicated and talented staff within optometry and the wider school.  The teaching on our integrated masters course utilises our purpose built, teaching facilities as well as our state-of-the-art eye clinic which provides optometry services to members of the public in the local area, free at point of delivery.

We are seeking applications from an optometrist with an interest in teaching optometry and engaging in scholarly activity in higher education.  This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to curriculum design, course development, liaison with potential placements and professional statutory and regulatory bodies. The successful applicant will undertake lecturing, delivering practical classes and supervision of real patient episodes.  An appropriate Honours degree (or equivalent qualifications and clinical experience) is required. 

Applicants should have a sound background in optometric practice and should be registered as an optometrist with the General Optical Council. Experience in curriculum design, teaching and assessment in the Higher Education sector although desirable is not essential and continued engagement with practice is encouraged.

Appointments will be made on the Senior Lecturer Scale according to qualifications and experience.

For further information please contact Malcolm Maciver, Course Leader by email in the first instance –

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, please click apply and apply on-line. 

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